Time to speak up for oral advocacy skills – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2011 in advocacy, legal education, news by sally

“As the law evolves, every aspect of it is routinely unpicked and analysed in exhaustive depth by academics. Yet the dominant medium through which legal arguments are expressed – oral advocacy – is rarely given formal intellectual attention, in this country at least. Yes, there are a number of British advocacy training programmes, some run in conjunction with leading academic institutions, but they focus on developing presentation skills rather than actually exploring what makes an effective advocate.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk